The firm’s civil litigation practice focuses on complex business litigation, professional malpractice litigation, government civil litigation and investigations, and appeals. Whatever the problem or subject area, we bring to each representation analytical depth, excellence in advocacy, and sound judgment. We draw on these attributes, together with our extensive litigation experience, knowledge of local federal and state courts, and grasp of procedure, to develop creative solutions tailored to the unique needs of each client.
We handle virtually any kind of conflict that businesses engage in.
Through our complex business litigation practice we have litigated all manner of business and commercial disputes in the federal and state courts and arbitrations across a wide range of subject areas, from cross-border contract disputes to partnership breakups, intellectual property theft (be it copyright, trademark or trade secrets), fraud, tortious interference, employment claims and real estate disputes involving commercial and residential properties. We litigate to win, not to engage in process for process’s sake. A crucial advantage we bring to our clients is that we quickly determine the most efficient way to reach that goal.
In our professional malpractice cases we represent clients seeking redress for harms caused by substandard performance by their lawyers or accountants. In our government civil litigation and investigations practice we represent individuals and governmental units defending against claims of regulatory or constitutional violations, as well as individuals and governments challenging overreach by other governmental units.
Our appellate practice extends to civil and criminal appeals in the federal and state courts.
We have litigated countless appeals in the New York State Appellate Division, First and Second Departments, and regularly appear in the New York Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and other federal courts of appeals throughout the country. Some clients come to us after receiving an unfavorable result in the lower court, seeking either a change of strategy or help with presenting the lower court record in the best light for appeal. In all cases, we undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the trial court record in order to develop the kinds of arguments most likely to persuade an appellate panel.